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Old 21st February 2012, 18:41   #481
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Under apps/utilities you'll find boot camp. You also need your original osx install disc which has windows drivers on it.
I've also done coding (not SMG) with Parallels with XP a number of times.

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Old 21st February 2012, 18:52   #482
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I just don't trust vmware or parallels to handle any type of coding whether it be cars, cell phones or consoles. Too many things can go wrong. And the repairs are not cheap.

Much safer to be running native regardless. We have the capability to so why wouldn't you for potential problems arise every now and then especially when what you are coding needs to disconnect and reconnect
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Has it been determined, then, that at-home coding a 2009 with the USB K-DCAN cable is not doable? Any workaround found for the bricked TCU issue?

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I thought it was the MY (model year) 2008's that were the finicky ones.

...which is why, when my beast was at the dealer last week for a scheduled oil change, I tried talking several of the techs into letting me borrow an ICOM unit for a few hours. No dice, unfortunately. But figured it couldn't hurt to ask!

I'm still thinking about heading over to ESS, since they're only about 20 minutes away from me, and see if can get them to do my SMG reprogram for cheaper than the $700 they charge to do it if I bring them the files I want installed and the knowledge I've gleaned here on these forums about how easy it WOULD be if I had something other than an '08. Would really like to have the Euro version installed and working at least by May, since I'm planning on heading to Nevada to run in the Silverstate Classic!
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I figure its 2008+ - I haven't seen anything from a 2009 owner regarding success or failure. Def not willing to be the guinnea pig without a backup - guy with an ICOM near by etc.
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I thought some 2008+ worked and some did not - I don't know that it was determined it was a model year issue? I also thought that ESS (and maybe VOYDK) could 'recover' the bricked unit, if you did indeed brick it. So, if you plan on going to ESS anyway, then does it hurt (other than down time) to try it yourself? I'm asking - not suggesting....
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I think that'll totally depend on what kinda price I get from them on programming it for me vs. un-bricking, if needed. If the price is the same, I may give it a whirl myself. The only thing I don't have is an ICOM. Have a working ODB-II cable and have a digital charger with 70 AMP ECU Program mode (YAY eBay!!).
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Let me know what you find out about pricing, as I want to try this (2007 MY), but am still a little wary of it. I too have the cable and power supply.
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FYI - Jerry at Eurocharged has also offered to unbrick/code for people; the price is likely to be lower than ESS. Search the thread for his contact info.
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FYI - Jerry at Eurocharged has also offered to unbrick/code for people; the price is likely to be lower than ESS. Search the thread for his contact info.
That's good to know, since I already have his tune!
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